Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 2, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 27)

State of the City: Mayor Yiaway Yeh gave the State of the City address, highlighting the council's goals and accomplishments. Action: None

Council Finance Committee (Feb. 28)

Retirees: The committee discussed the retiree medical actuarial report and recommended changes to the amortization method used in the new study. Yes: Unanimous

Finances: The committee recommended adjustments to the fiscal year 2012 budget and changes to four position titles. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Feb. 28)

New classes: The board approved three new courses to be offered this fall at Palo Alto High School: Conceptual Physics, Introduction to the Automobile and Sports Nutrition Yes: Unanimous

Budget: The board heard an update on the school district's current budget, and budget outlook for future years. Action: None

Social-emotional health: The board heard an update on district initiatives to improve the social-emotional health of students. Action: None

Parks and Recreation Commission (Feb. 28)

Cogswell Plaza: The commission approved a staff proposal to make various landscaping changes to Cogswell Plaza, including new trees and removal of turf. Yes: Unanimous

Bicycle plan: The commission recommended that the council approve the revised Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Yes: Ashlund, Crommie, Hetterly, Lauing, Losch, Walsh No: Markevitch

Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 29)

Edgewood Plaza: The commission approved a "planned community" zone for Edgewood Plaza, a proposal to renovate three retail buildings and build 10 homes at 2080 Channing Ave. Yes: Fineberg, Garber, Keller, Martinez, Michael, Tuma Absent: Tanaka

Edgewood Plaza: The commission also approved an environmental impact report for the proposed renovations to Edgewood Plaza. Yes: Garber, Martinez, Michael, Tuma No: Fineberg, Keller Absent: Tanaka

Council Rail Committee (March 1)

Caltrain: The committee heard a presentation from Caltrain about its effort to electrify its train system and to consider other projects that could be funded as part of the high-speed rail project. Action: None

Rail Corridor Task Force: The committee heard a presentation from the Rail Corridor Task Force about the community's vision for the Caltrain corridor in Palo Alto. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (March 1)

Stanford Shopping Center: The board held a preliminary review on 180 El Camino Real, a proposal by Simon Property Group for a phased construction of five retail buildings, including two multi-story structures and three one-story structures. Action: None

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